How to get a Student ID Card

If you are new to UNSW this term or requesting your student ID card for the first time, please follow the below steps to obtain your student ID card.

Before requesting your student ID card

1. Accept your offer and enrol into classes

You will need to accept your offer and enrol into classes online via myUNSW.

Further information and a step by step guide can be found on the Getting Started website.

Please note: You will need to wait 24 hours after enrolling into classes before requesting your ID card.

2. Prepare your identification documents

When presenting in person to request your ID card in person you will need to bring accepted valid identification documentation.

Your identification documentation will be used to verify your identity and confirm your personal details (including your full legal name and if applicable your residency/citizenship status). If the UNSW record of your personal details are incorrect we will use your identification documentation to update those details.

If you do not present accepted valid identification documentation we will be unable to issue you with your ID card.


Requesting your card

Information for:

UNSW Canberra students

Information on obtaining your UNSW Canberra card is available via log in to the ADFA Student Gateway

All UNSW students (except Canberra)

Make your ID Card appointment now

If you have an on-campus class this Term and require an ID Card – please make an appointment to see one of our friendly Nucleus staff. Currently enrolled students with expired cards do not need a replacement card as the expiry has been extended. All students on campus will require an ID card.

Book your appointment here

How do I prove I am a student, before I get my UNSW student ID card?

If you need to prove you are a student at UNSW, you can order an official UNSW letter confirming your enrolment details. When using a Concession Opal Card, Transport for NSW have advised that you can use a Transport Concession Entitlement Card instead.